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The Class 6A-D2 state championship game is set and we have this week off to get prepared for the title clash in two weeks. Bixby and Stillwater will square off for the state championship for the second straight year. We’ll have plenty of preview content leading up to kickoff of the game, but we kick things off here with taking a look at both teams and the 6A-D2 Title First Look.
BIXBY SPARTANS (12-0)
Aug 30 – Beat Mansfield Timberview, TX. 77-47
Sept 6 – Beat Jenks 57-7
Sept 20 – Beat Putnam City 72-0
Sept 27 – Beat Sapulpa 54-10
Oct 4 – Beat Booker T Washington 31-0
Oct 11 – Beat Ponca City 49-3
Oct 17 – Beat Bartlesville 61-14
Oct 25 – Beat Sand Springs 75-0
Nov 1 – Beat Shawnee 64-6
Nov 8 – Beat Muskogee 63-21
Quarterfinal – Beat Midwest City 42-10
Semifinal – Beat Del City 47-19
Championship Appearance: 13th
For the sixth straight year, the Bixby Spartans are playing for the state championship. While it’s their 13th appearance in school history, this is without a doubt the golden era of Bixby football. The Spartans have dominated 6A-D2 since it’s inception in 2014, making it to the title game in all six years.
Championship Record: 4-8
After losing seven straight championships, Bixby rattled off three in a row once they entered 6A-D2. The Spartans won the first three championships and then again last year to make it four gold balls in the last five seasons. Bixby will look to continue their dynasty again at the expense of Stillwater.
Offensive Production: 57.6 PPG
Bixby came into the postseason with an offense averaging north of 60 points per game. They haven’t hit that mark in the last two blowout wins. In fact, Bixby’s win over Midwest City snapped a four-game streak of scoring at least 60 points. The Spartans have scored 70+ on three occasions.
Defensive Production: 11.4 PPG
Similar to the offense, Bixby’s defensive numbers changed a bit after two playoff games. However, the Spartans still had one of the stingiest defenses in the state. In addition to not giving up many points, they were one of the state’s best at forcing turnovers. Something that could come into play in the title game.
STILLWATER PIONEERS (12-0)
Sept 6 – Beat Edmond Memorial 42-7
Sept 13 – Beat Norman North 55-14
Sept 19 – Beat Southmoore 66-0
Sept 27 – Beat Deer Creek 49-10
Oct 4 – Beat Midwest City 49-14
Oct 11 – Beat Choctaw 74-14
Oct 17 – Beat Lawton 62-14
Oct 25 – Beat Putnam City West 61-0
Nov 1 – Beat Putnam City 69-6
Nov 8 – Beat Del City 48-23
Quarterfinal – Beat Sapulpa 77-6
Semifinal – Beat Choctaw 62-12
Championship Appearance: 6th
Stillwater finally broke through and made it to the state championship a year ago. It was the first time they played in the title game since 1977. In fact, this year continued last year’s success of making it out of the first round. They had suffered several first round exits before last year’s run.
Championship Record: 1-4
Stillwater is back into the championship game against a Bixby team that is currently in dynasty mode. Stillwater’s looking to capture their second gold ball and what would be the first since 1967. Bixby and Stillwater will now square off in the playoffs for the third straight year, the Pioneers hope the outcome changes in 2019.
Offensive Production: 59.5 PPG
Stillwater’s 139 points in two playoff wins was enough to overtake Bixby as the top scoring offense in 6A-D2. The Pioneers are averaging just shy of 60 points per game. They scored 60+ on seven occasions this season. The offensive scoring average is 16 points higher than last year’s team.
Defensive Production: 10 PPG
Stillwater also took over the top spot in the defensive scoring category after the last two weeks. They’ve given up just ten points per game this year. The Pioneers gave up 23 points in a week ten win over Del City. That was the only time a team scored more than 14 points on the Pioneers’ defense.
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